A cruise ship company is sailing to the Bahamas on a humanitarian mission to bring evacuees to Florida. The Grand Celebration Humanitarian Cruise will set sail Thursday night from the Port of Palm Beach, and head to Freeport, Bahamas.
The ship will carry food, water and other supplies, as well as volunteers and first responders to the Bahamas. It will return to Florida on Saturday.
Bahamian residents looking to evacuate the islands devastated by Hurricane Dorian will be able to ride the cruise to Florida for free, the company said in a Facebook post on Thursday.
The Deerfield Beach-based cruise line is also pairing with Mission Resolve to collect money and donated supplies at the cruise’s warehouse. South Florida business leaders and nonprofits created the Bahamian Relief Consortium as part of Mission Resolve to help those affected by the hurricane.
“Our hearts go out to all of those impacted, and we felt it was imperative to issue a rapid response, demonstrating our support through action,” Oneil Khosa, CEO of Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line, said in a press release.